[font=Comic Sans MS]Below is a copy of an email exchange with a co-worker of mine. I was surprised at the intensity this coworker’s worded response shortly after I sent mine. I sent this in response to hearing her yell 6-7times the name **Jesus Christ **in an extremely loud and emphatic voice. I allowed @ 15 minutes to pass and all was quiet before I sent my email request. I am going to let things lie and hopefully this co-worker will give my request some thought. Bye the way, I sent the exact same email request to a Jewish co-worker and we had a much more respectful and sensitive exchange. I chose email because I felt that it would be less confrontative and give the person time to react on their own terms. Any thoughts if I was out of line? [/font]
[Please take this as an appropriate request from a coworker. I have been increasingly sensitive to coworkers/supervisor in my hearing vicinity who states emphatically the name **Jesus Christ. I notice that this is usually stated in an exasperated, frustrated, or angry voice tone. I do not believe that your intention is to offend anyone who is Christian, but I do find this an offensive use of a holy name of my Christian faith. I have decided to begin to initially give individual feedback at a totally informal request level that the person speaking this sacred name of my personal faith please make an attempt to refrain from using the name Jesus Christ in an inappropriate, insensitive manner.
……….Here is my co-workers response:
[You know what?
I don’t need to hear this from you.
And you aren’t the only one who has this Christian faith.
While I don’t mean to offend, I certainly don’t have to answer to you. I answer to God, not humans.]
…………followed up 3 minutes later this second response:
[And other thing, I am deeply offended that you even bothered to send such an e-mail to me, like you’re the only Christian around here. I find your tone very judgmental.
While I understand where you’re coming from, what I say is up to God and me, not you or anyone else.]